Posted by: peebles | December 30, 2011

2 Corinthians 3:18 (NIV) being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory.

Our text speaks of being changed from one degree of glory to the next, or as the NIV Bible puts it, with ever-increasing glory. To be changed into His image is a daily process, one that brings progress and victory. With every step we take in the Lord, we are being lifted higher and higher to new realms of glory in the Lord. 

We, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, we shine with His glory as we are being transformed into His likeness. Oh, what a magnificent truth that unfolds within our innermost being as we know Him more and more; from the depths of our very heart we are being transformed into His likeness, transformed by His glory from glory to glory. The Greek word for transformed is metamorphoo meaning changed into, changed in form. This is where we get the English word metamorphosis, meaning to change from one state or thing into something different. It is where a complete change in character and in appearance takes place. Therefore, as we walk before Him in holiness, as we follow after Jesus and love Him with everything we have, we will see a positive change in our character and it will brighten our appearance as we reflect more and more of the glory of Jesus in our lives. With ever-increasing glory we are being transformed into His likeness, changing daily into His image to become more and more like Jesus each and every day.

My friend, within our text for today we draw great encouragement, we are lifted up and blessed. For we are being transformed, changed from one degree of glory into another and lifted higher and higher as we follow Jesus. 

God bless you my friend, Matthew.

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